Final filled in sketch with notes for revisions and vector version. Many thanks to everyone for the feedback on the previous shot, it was really helpful! I tested an alternate initial stroke on the 'm' to mirror the top of 'r' and 's', but it looked a bit evil. I also tried curving the top of the 'u' stems like the ones on 't' and 'k' but it looked out of place and a little unnatural. I still have a day or so to finalise the details, so open to suggestions on anything that could need fixing.
about 1 year ago
I love the balance and the readability is perfect.
You are a god.
@Robert Thanks a lot, that's good to hear!
@Kishan Hahah that's a seriously original comment. Thanks for the kind words.
Clair, as always unlike any other.
That is s is soooooo nice! I love how it flows!!
"insert expected comment about how good the lettering is and how nicely it flows and how everything is great."
Ok. Now that the compliments are out of the way...no, wait, here are some more! Love how this is progressing. Still think there may be a few spacing issues: where the arm of the 'k' is next to the top of the 's', where the 's' curves back into itself, and the crossbar of the 'tt' above the 'a' and the 'r.' But the lettering is beautiful as always. Stop doing such good work and putting everyone else to shame!
PS. When will you design your own typeface??? ;)
It's great to see both the sketch and vector together! I think that the 'head finial' (top swooping edge) of the "r" and the "s" might benefit from being the same to create more cohesion. The only other areas of evaluation might be the angle and length of the arm of the 'k' and the 'foot finial' of the 'm' (possibly swoop it under the 'a' more?). Otherwise, super solid work!
This is magic. Those minor changes really worked out quite nicely and I'm still loving that "M". I would give it a little more space like in the sketch - I think that makes a big difference. That would be my only piece of feedback to an overall beautiful shot. I'm curious as to when we can see this live on something?
@Isaac That's great to hear, thank you.
@Nick Spent a while tweaking that 's', very glad you like it! Thanks a lot Nick.
@Nikita Thanks a lot for the comment! I might 'borrow' that first phrase to use on your shots too, haha (except I thought of it first, right?) It's funny all those areas you mentioned are the ones that needed the most adjusting – you're right though, it definitely does look like I need to give it more space between those elements, especially since it'll be predominately used white on a dark background. Thanks very much for the feedback! Oh and own typeface… It was kind of meant to be this year but the months are going too fast. Definitely one day though!
@Gerren It's wonderful to hear from you, thanks a lot for the thoughtful feedback! Yes I agree that 'k' arm needs a bit of work, it's been tricky getting it to fit in the space available and still keep everything quite compact. I love the suggestion as well for the top of the 's'. it originally was much flatter and I kept some of that in the revision, but it's definitely worth trying out both being the same. Hope all is well with you and thanks again!
@Christopher Thank you! (Yea yea, I know). That's really well spotted, I don't know what happened to that 'M' spacing but it definitely looks too close now. Thanks very much! This will be up on the website redesign that's launching on the 3rd May.
Not really loving this one like Pixelcamp TBH. The baseline of M is a little weird in comparison to the other letters. The space between the t and r stands out. The a is maybe a fraction too tall. Little things like this are holding it back... just saying.
I have no feedback... you're good at makin' type.
this is solid. very nice personality
Nice! I didn't see the sketch before but it turned out great! Especially love the r and the playful k and m. Although somehow the m seems to be hanging on a bit without fully connecting tot the rest of the word, but I might just need to let it ease in a bit. Nice work once again Claire.
@Dan (Hypagraphic) Thanks a lot for your feedback. Good point about the 'a', it is a bit taller than the other letters. I'll try making it a little shorter, it'll help the spacing with the crossbar above it too. I am trying to maintain the natural variation from the initial marker drafts to accentuate the custom drawn element, rather than a perfect script font. I do agree that the gap between the 't-r' is a little tricky. I've brought it in closer than it was in the sketch, but as soon as I start reducing the gap even more, the bottom of the 't' starts disappearing too much. Anyway, thanks again – I'll keep tweaking the little things and see what works best.
@Greg Ha, thank you! Very good to hear.
@Adam Thanks very much, I'm pleased you like it.
@Yassine Cheers for the helpful feedback! I really appreciate it. The 'm' does stand out a bit, probably as it's the only letter that's distinctly below the main baseline.. I'll play around with its lower right stroke as @Gerren suggested and see what that does. Thanks again!
I don't have anything else to add...oh wait...I do! What's wrong with a bit of evil? :P would have love to see that evil M. Looking back at this, I think the gap between the s needs a little widening, the space is so little that my eyes feel like it should be connected.
My favourite letters are the tt with the crossbar and the r :)
I can't say anything that hasn't already been said by everyone else. Really love that 'k' and how you made it fit in with the rest of the letters, even though it usually takes up a ton of space. That darn letter is my weakness, and you really made it beautiful here. And that 'm'...perfection! It's at this slight angle and has a distinct shape that separates it from the rest of the letters, yet has cohesion. It has it's own personality, which makes it so much more dynamic.
I had to squint and stand back to see if there was to be fixed (which made me look nuts), and it all looks great...I would maybe move the loop of the 'r' down just a bit and to the left. If you look at the space between 't' and 'r' and 'r' and 'u', you'll see a slight angle that could maybe be straightened out? It looks great as is though :)
@Anna I thought I was the only one who struggles with k's lol and R's, I think its the juncture part that's the toughest
Aaah Mattrunks! x)
C'est vraiment génial d'en arriver là avec toutes ses étapes de travail. En fait j'ai toujours voulu faire ce genre de composition... faut que je m'y mette un jour d'ailleurs, merci de m'y avoir fait pensé!
This is beautiful as always @Claire, someday I hope to be doing things like this! I feel obligated to give a useful comment but there isn't really anything to say! There's one tiny detail that didn't make it from the sketch to the vector, though - I liked how the spur on the "a" pointed up and to the right, following the contour of the "tt" crossbar, but not in the vector. Just wondered if there's a reason for that! Really nice, can't wait to see it in a few days up on the live site!
@Faheema You are not alone! Haha. It's especially difficult in cases like this, where all the letters are joined. I think @Claire purposely made this to mock the both of us...a digital "HA!".
yes @Anna she did it on purpose! haha
Simple and elegant. Great job!
Claire this is amazing. I love everything about it, but I especially love the 'r' and how the cross on the 'tt' fits in with the 'a'
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